Nuuksio National Park

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Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion kansallispuisto,
Noux nationalpark
Protected area
Mustalampi Lake in Nuuksio.jpg
Mustalampi Lake
Country Finland
Region Uusimaa
Coordinates 60°18′27″N 24°29′57″E / 60.30750°N 24.49917°E / 60.30750; 24.49917Coordinates: 60°18′27″N 24°29′57″E / 60.30750°N 24.49917°E / 60.30750; 24.49917
Area 53 km2 (20 sq mi)
Established 1994
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 179,500 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Nuuksio National Park is located in Finland
Nuuksio National Park
Location in Finland

Nuuksio National Park (Finnish: Nuuksion kansallispuisto, Swedish: Noux nationalpark) is one of the national parks in Finland. Established in 1994, the park spreads over an area of forests and lakes in Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Vihti. North-west from Helsinki, it is the second-closest national park to the capital after Sipoonkorpi National Park. The name is derived from the Nuuksio district of Espoo.

One of the Nuuksio lakes surrounded by forest.

The park can be reached by public transportation from Helsinki and Espoo. Buses 245 and 245A leave from Espoon keskus to Nuuksionpää and Kattila at daytime. From Leppävaara take bus no. 238/238K to Siikaniemi or bus no. 238T/238KT to Siikaranta. There are three marked trails for hiking and locations for grilling, camping, skiing, and berry and mushroom picking. In addition to four camping sites it is also possible to rent a cabin at Wild North.

The Siberian Flying Squirrel (Pteromys volans) is the emblem of the national park due to its density of population.[2]

Nuuksio in the autumn

The national park comprises the westernmost part of the so-called Nuuksio lake highlands. Dozens of endangered or near threatened species of animals, plants and fungi are known to live in the area; for instance the Siberian flying squirrel, the European nightjar and the woodlark.

Wild animals in Nuuksio park[edit]

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  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Flying Squirrel in Nuuksio National Park". Metsähallitus. Retrieved 2005-07-26. 

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